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Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Driver statistics:

Races 70
Race Starts 69
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 1
Poles 1
Podiums 1
Points 47
Fastest Laps 0
Laps 3398

Biography

Pastor Maldonado Biography

Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E22 Renault

It is fair to say that many fans have not warmed to Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, but underneath the controversies is a driver full of talent who is fully equipped to lead Lotus’s charge this season.

Maldonado broke into the sport in 2011 as Rubens Barrichello’s team mate at Williams. This received a lot of bad press following the revelation that Maldonado brought sponsorship from the Venezuelan government and replaced a highly rated young driver, Nico Hulkenberg, who didn’t have Pastor’s financial luxuries.

Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Pastor Maldonado driving his Williams FW34 on Interlagos

A poor start to the season only heaped the pressure on Maldonado, and when he collided with Lewis Hamilton in Monaco his driving quality was called into question, despite being the 2009 GP2 champion. However an impressive qualifying record proved he had the talent to be on the grid, but poor race results in comparison to his savvy team mate Barrichello failed to ease the pressure.

Maldonado and Hamilton’s spat continued in Belgium, when the William’s man deliberately drove into the Brit after qualifying and earned himself a 5 grid penalty. Incidentally this is where he picked up his first point after a good performance earned him a 10th placed finish. It would be his only point finishing position of the 2011 F1 season.

Williams decided to retain Maldonado for the 2012 F1 season and release veteran Barrichello, in a decision which wasn’t well received by fans. The Williams FW34 car was vastly improved from 2011 and Maldonado should have brought home points in the first race of the season in Australia, but a late crash with Fernando Alonso prevented that.

Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Despite the car’s obvious improvement, no-one could have predicted Maldonado producing a stunning qualifying lap in Spain to start 2nd on the grid and when pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was relegated to the back of the field, Maldonado inherited his maiden pole position in F1.

After falling behind Alonso at the start, the Williams man drove the race of his life to beat the Spaniard and win his first grands prix. It was a dominant display that showcased his true speed and potential to the world. Unfortunately that was to be as good as it got for the 2012 season as Maldonado was for much of the season outpaced by his team mate Bruno Senna. Further points in Japan and Abu Dhabi saw him finish the season with 45 points in 15th place.

2013 was a disastrous season for Williams and a very public fall out meant Maldonado’s exit was inevitable. Cash strapped Lotus have signed him for 2014 and hope that his erratic talents can all fire in the same direction this season.

Championship Results

Pastor Maldonado F1 Championship Results

Year Team Engine Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Laps Fastest Avg Pts Points
2014 Pastor Maldonado information & statistics Lotus F1 Renault 11 0 0 0 0 0 488 0 0.00 0
2013 Pastor Maldonado information & statistics Williams Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 1078 0 0.05 1
2012 Pastor Maldonado information & statistics Williams Renault 20 1 0 0 1 1 939 0 2.25 45
2011 Pastor Maldonado information & statistics Williams Cosworth 19 0 0 0 0 0 893 0 0.05 1

Race Results

Pastor Maldonado F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
70 2014 2014 Belgian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret exhaust 0
69 2014 2014 Hungarian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 13 0
68 2014 2014 German F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 18 12 0
67 2014 2014 British F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 Ret exhaust 0
66 2014 2014 Austrian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 13 12 0
65 2014 2014 Canadian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret Power unit 0
64 2014 2014 Monaco F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 15 DNS 0
63 2014 2014 Spanish F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 15 0
62 2014 2014 Chinese F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 14 0
61 2014 2014 Bahrain F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 14 0
60 2014 2014 Malaysian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret Power unit 0
59 2014 2014 Australian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 21 Ret ERS 0
58 2013 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 16 0
57 2013 2013 United States F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
56 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 11 0
55 2013 2013 Indian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 12 0
54 2013 2013 Japanese F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 16 0
53 2013 2013 Korean F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 13 0
52 2013 2013 Singapore F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 11 0
51 2013 2013 Italian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
50 2013 2013 Belgian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
49 2013 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 10 1
48 2013 2013 German F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 15 0
47 2013 2013 British F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 11 0
46 2013 2013 Canadian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 13 16 0
45 2013 2013 Monaco F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 Ret collision 0
44 2013 2013 Spanish F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 14 0
43 2013 2013 Bahrain F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 11 0
42 2013 2013 Chinese F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
41 2013 2013 Australian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 Ret Spun off 0
40 2013 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 Ret KERS 0
39 2012 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 16 Ret Collision 0
38 2012 2012 United States Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 9 9 2
37 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 3 5 10
36 2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 9 16 0
35 2012 2012 Korean Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 15 14 0
34 2012 2012 Japanese Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 12 8 4
33 2012 2012 Singapore Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 2 Ret Hydraulics 0
32 2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 12 11 0
31 2012 2012 Belgian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 6 Ret Collision 0
30 2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 8 13 0
29 2012 2012 German Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 5 15 0
28 2012 2012 British Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 7 16 0
27 2012 2012 European Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 3 12 0
26 2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 22 13 0
25 2012 2012 Monaco Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 23 Ret Collision 0
24 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25
23 2012 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 21 Ret Puncture 0
22 2012 2012 Chinese Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 13 8 4
21 2012 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 11 19 Engine 0
20 2012 2012 Australian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 8 13 Accident 0
19 2011 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 18 Ret Spin 0
18 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 23 14 0
17 2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 Ret Gearbox 0
16 2011 2011 Korean Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 16 Ret Engine 0
15 2011 2011 Japanese Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 14 0
14 2011 2011 Singapore Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 11 0
13 2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 11 0
12 2011 2011 Belgian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 21 10 1
11 2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 17 16 0
10 2011 2011 German Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 14 0
9 2011 2011 British Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 7 14 0
8 2011 2011 European Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 15 18 0
7 2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 12 Ret Spun off 0
6 2011 2011 Monaco Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 8 18 0
5 2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 9 15 0
4 2011 2011 Turkish Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 17 0
3 2011 2011 Chinese Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 17 18 0
2 2011 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 18 Ret Engine 0
1 2011 2011 Australian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 15 Ret Transmission 0

Podium Finishes

Pastor Maldonado F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Pole Positions

Pastor Maldonado F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Teammate Comparison

Pastor Maldonado Teammate Comparison

Season Team Team Mate Best Pos Points Wins Poles Position Qualifying
2011 Williams Rubens Barrichello 10 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 6 13 9 10
2012 Williams Bruno Senna 1 6 45 31 1 0 1 0 9 11 16 4
2013 Williams Valtteri Bottas 10 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 11 8 7 12
2014 Lotus F1 Romain Grosjean 12 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 4 8 2 10